About Us

North Star Community Rowing, a Minnesota non-profit organization, seeks to empower individuals, transform lives, and build community through the unique discipline of rowing.

  • NSCR is providing opportunities for members of our community to build strength, gain confidence, and pursue excellence through rowing.
  • NSCR is providing a program that combines rowing and academic support for middle school and high school youth from under-resourced communities in the Twin Cities.
  • NSCR is providing adaptive rowing opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities.

North Star Community Rowing:

  • Promotes diversity and inclusion in the sport of rowing by expanding access to two populations who traditionally have been excluded from the sport
  • Creates recreation opportunities for Minneapolis youth and adults beyond those that are currently available, particularly youth from underserved communities and individuals with physical disabilities
  • Engages youth from underserved communities in a positive activity that will help them build strength, gain confidence, and pursue excellence and address the educational achievement and graduation gap
  • Promotes community access and enjoyment of our parks and natural resources in a way that promotes health, well-being, community, and develops respect and appreciation for natural resources and the environment.